Beijing provides web classes

Beijing provides web classes

2014/4/24

Beijing court judges are providing online classes covering intellectual property rights to help members of the public better understand legal issues.


The classes, provided through cooperation between the Beijing No 1 Intermediate People's Court and China University of Political Science and Law, mainly target IPR disputes on micro-blogging platforms.


"I was asked last year whether micro blogs face IPR problems," said Jiang Ying, a judge in the capital. "I thought it necessary to explain that to more netizens, because that could avoid related disputes."


The classes are divided into four sections, each lasting 10 minutes.


"The short, original micro blog, of less than 140 words, also has copyright, because it includes innovation," Jiang said. "Because of this, netizens aren't allowed to forward others' work freely, or they face copyright infringement charges."


Most people think IPR cases are too technical to understand, "but in fact, they are very much related to our daily life", she said.


Explaining such disputes or issues in online classes is an effective way to popularize laws and can be easier for people to accept, Jiang said, adding that similar classes will also be developed.


(Source: China Daily)




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